Area of Plane Figures

  • Antonio Caminha Muniz Neto
Part of the Problem Books in Mathematics book series (PBM)


Intuitively, the area of a plane region should be a positive number that we associate to the region and that serves to quantify the space it occupies. We refer the interested reader to the excellent book of E. Moise for a proof that it is indeed possible to associate to each convex polygon in the plane a notion of area satisfying postulates 1. to 5. below. Our purpose in this chapter is mainly to operationalize the computation of areas, extracting from it some interesting applications.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Antonio Caminha Muniz Neto
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  1. 1.Universidade Federal do CearáFortalezaBrazil

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